UPDATED 2020 President’s Message

As you know, our organization has a long history of creating opportunities to strengthen the Avonworth Community and provide community service…from public flower beds to the Fall Festival to the disbursements. Please take this time to consider how you can help the community. Is there an elderly neighbor who needs a prescription or food picked up and delivered? Is there an essential worker who needs childcare? 

This is also a time where we can reflect back on our history. Recall that our club began by rolling bandages to aid the WWII war effort. We have an opportunity to aid the health care workers again today. One of our members works at UPMC Mercy and has obtained materials for making secondary surgical masks to replenish the N95 supplies that may be reallocated to the COVID-19 responders. 

She has yards of poly-cotton blend, patterns and ribbon tie-backs that she got from Joann’s before they closed. We need volunteers with some sewing capability to let us know if you can help. We need volunteers to pick up and deliver the fabric; and pick up and deliver the masks. Please let me know if you can help! 

There are other things we are doing and thinking about too:

– Finance Committee is evaluating the grant applications to make sure we deliver funds to the most critical areas this year

– Calling each other and checking in

– Participating in virtual fund raisers for other community groups – Ordering meals for delivery to essential businesses in the area

– We are considering the idea of a second disbursement period in the fall; do we dip into the Endowment to ensure Critical Needs are met?

What are your ideas and actions?

Stay Home – Stay Safe.